Volkan Muslu


Ph.D. in Accounting and Control, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2005.

Research interests

Financial intermediaries, corporate governance, voluntary corporate disclosures.



Forward-looking MD&A disclosures and the information environment, with S. Radhakrishnan, K.R. Subramanyam & D. Lim.
Management Science, forthcoming. Abstract

Analysts' momentum recommendations, with Y. Xue.
Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting 40 (2013), 438-469. Abstract

Textual risk disclosures and investors' risk perceptions, with T. Kravet.
Review of Accounting Studies 18 (2013), 1088-1122. Abstract

Shareholder activism and CEO pay, with Y. Ertimur & F. Ferri.
Review of Financial Studies 24 (2011), 535-592. Abstract

Why are recommendations optimistic? Evidence from analysts' coverage initiations, with Y. Ertimur & F. Zhang.
Review of Accounting Studies 16 (2011), 679-718. Abstract

Book review: 'The timing of income recognition in tax law and the time value of money'.
European Accounting Review 20 (2011), 594-597.

Market demand for conservative analysts, with A. Hugon.
Journal of Accounting and Economics 50 (2010), 42-57. Abstract

Executive directors, pay disclosures and incentive compensation in large European companies.
Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 25 (2010), 569-605. Abstract


Working papers

Sell-side analyst research and stock comovement, with M. Rebello & Y. Xu.
Invited for resubmission at Journal of Accounting Research. Download

Credit rating agency and equity analysts' adjustments to GAAP earnings, with G. Batta.

How do investors estimate persistence of accruals? Download

Ex post estimation error in CEO option grants, with M. Anderson. Download

Analyst tipping: Additional evidence, with S. Markov & M. Subasi. Download

Earnings quality in IPOs backed by listed private equity firms, with S. Goktan & E. Ucar.

Contact Information

Phone: (713) 743-4924
Email: vmuslu@uh.edu
334 Melcher Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Room: 390J